What are probiotics and what are the benefits of probiotics? Anne’s Kombucha is loaded with probiotics, so we want to give an intro into the world of probiotics and what they mean for your body. Kombucha is essentially made up of a living culture of microorganisms that are beneficial to your health. The probiotic content in Anne’s Kombucha is over one billion organisms, so we feel like we should explain what that means for your body and health.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the natural balance of the intestines. Basically, probiotics keep in check the amount of harmful bacteria in our stomach and intestines—kind of like little warriors keeping harmful bacteria at bay.
Many probiotic foods are produced by the action of yeasts, lactic acid bacteria, or a combination of both. If you think you have never eaten food with probiotics, think again! Probiotics are commonly found in fermented foods with added active live cultures such as yogurt and soy yogurt. Perhaps you are familiar with probiotics in yogurt by another name—acidophilus—a variety of probiotic. Probiotics are also found in other fermented foods such as miso, kimchi, tempeh, sauerkraut, kefir, and of course, kombucha! Because of the health benefits of probiotics, they are also available in pill form as a dietary supplement.
Health Benefits of Probiotics
The health benefits of probiotics are plenty. Many benefits of probiotics relate to the digestive system, but scientists are studying how probiotics may have a positive influence in the prevention and treatment of several very serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Studies suggest that the friendly bacteria in probiotics could help prevent and treat:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic Inflammation
- Infections of the digestive tract
Not only are probiotics known to help with the above ailments, but they are also connected with preventative benefits as well. Probiotics are noted to enhance mood, fight allergies, boost immunity, and detoxify the body. Probiotics have also been related to reducing or eliminating symptoms of depression, fibromyalgia, and anxiety.
A great way to get in on the wonderful health benefits of probiotics is to incorporate them into your diet. Pick up some up Anne’s Kombucha at Whole Foods, Jimbos or other local markets and get those one billion lactobacillus bacterium working for your health. Your body will thank you!
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